Bonny Doon Beeswax Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc 2008, Arroyo Seco, Central Coast

White Blend White Blend
California, Usa

$29.95 (95331)

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May 14, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A blend of bio-dynamically grown Roussane and Grenache Blanc from Arroyo Seco. This succulent and very approachable...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Randall Grahm has long been a fan of southern Rhone varieties, here turning his sites on roussanne and grenache...

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

Winemaker Randall Graham is known for his prominent role with the Rhone Rangers (a group of Californian wineries advocating Rhone style blends) and for embracing biodynamic winemaking. Soft and unctuous, this Rhone style blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc has a lilac and lime blossom nose, with flavours of lime, nectarines, Asian pear quince and honeydew melon.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium gold in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Notes of Verbena, lemon oil, honeysuckle, beeswax, apricots, peach, almonds, ripe pear, cantaloupe & shale. There is some oak but it’s well integrated. Medium to medium+ body, good acidity & long length.

Negatives: High Alcohol. Interesting Things: This winery is biodynamic & I like the traditional old world wine label.

Drink now on its own or pair it with raw oysters in a honey-ginger vinegrette.

Tasted: 4 Feb 12

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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